Psa. 42:1 KJV (With Strong’s)

<<To the chief Musician
natsach (Hebrew #5329)
properly, to glitter from afar, i.e. to be eminent (as a superintendent, especially of the Temple services and its music); also (as denominative from 5331), to be permanent
KJV usage: excel, chief musician (singer), oversee(-r), set forward.
Pronounce: naw-tsakh'
Origin: a primitive root
, γMaschil
maskiyl (Hebrew #4905)
instructive, i.e. a didactic poem
KJV usage: Maschil.
Pronounce: mas-keel'
Origin: from 7919
, for the sons
ben (Hebrew #1121)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like 1, 251, etc.))
KJV usage: + afflicted, age, (Ahoh-) (Ammon-) (Hachmon-) (Lev-)ite, (anoint-)ed one, appointed to, (+) arrow, (Assyr-) (Babylon-) (Egypt-) (Grec-)ian, one born, bough, branch, breed, + (young) bullock, + (young) calf, X came up in, child, colt, X common, X corn, daughter, X of first, + firstborn, foal, + very fruitful, + postage, X in, + kid, + lamb, (+) man, meet, + mighty, + nephew, old, (+) people, + rebel, + robber, X servant born, X soldier, son, + spark, + steward, + stranger, X surely, them of, + tumultuous one, + valiant(-est), whelp, worthy, young (one), youth.
Pronounce: bane
Origin: from {SI 11129}1129{/SI}
of Korah
Qorach (Hebrew #7141)
ice; Korach, the name of two Edomites and three Israelites
KJV usage: Korah.
Pronounce: ko'rakh
Origin: from 7139
.>> As the hart
'ayal (Hebrew #354)
a stag or male deer
KJV usage: hart.
Pronounce: ah-yawl'
Origin: an intensive form of 352 (in the sense of ram)
`arag (Hebrew #6165)
to long for
KJV usage: cry, pant.
Pronounce: aw-rag'
Origin: a primitive root
after the water
mayim (Hebrew #4325)
water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen
KJV usage: + piss, wasting, water(-ing, (-course, -flood, -spring)).
Pronounce: mah'-yim
Origin: dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense)
'aphiyq (Hebrew #650)
properly, containing, i.e. a tube; also a bed or valley of a stream; also a strong thing or a hero
KJV usage: brook, channel, mighty, river, + scale, stream, strong piece.
Pronounce: aw-feek'
Origin: from 622
, so panteth
`arag (Hebrew #6165)
to long for
KJV usage: cry, pant.
Pronounce: aw-rag'
Origin: a primitive root
my soul
nephesh (Hebrew #5315)
properly, a breathing creature, i.e. animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental)
KJV usage: any, appetite, beast, body, breath, creature, X dead(-ly), desire, X (dis-)contented, X fish, ghost, + greedy, he, heart(-y), (hath, X jeopardy of) life (X in jeopardy), lust, man, me, mind, mortally, one, own, person, pleasure, (her-, him-, my-, thy-)self, them (your)-selves, + slay, soul, + tablet, they, thing, (X she) will, X would have it.
Pronounce: neh'-fesh
Origin: from 5314
after thee, O God
'elohiym (Hebrew #430)
gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative
KJV usage: angels, X exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.
Pronounce: el-o-heem'
Origin: plural of 433
or, A Psalm giving instruction to the sons, &c.

Cross References

1-4:  David's zeal to serve God in the temple.
5-11:  He encourages his soul to trust in God.
A.M. 2983.
B.C. 1021.
(Title.){Maschil,} or a Psalm giving instruction, of the sons, etc. Or, "An instructive Psalm," or didactic ode, "for the sons of Korah."
It is generally supposed to have been written by David when driven from Jerusalem and beyond Jordan, by Absalom's rebellion.the sons.
Psa. 44:1• 1<<To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, Maschil.>> We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. (Psa. 44:1)
Psa. 45:1• 1<<To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves.>> My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. (Psa. 45:1)
Psa. 46:1• 1<<To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth.>> God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psa. 46:1)
Psa. 47:1• 1<<To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.>> O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. (Psa. 47:1)
Psa. 48:1• 1<<A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah.>> Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. (Psa. 48:1)
Psa. 49:1• 1<<To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.>> Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world: (Psa. 49:1)
Psa. 84:1• 1<<To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.>> How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! (Psa. 84:1)
Psa. 85:1• 1<<To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.>> Lord, thou hast been favorable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. (Psa. 85:1)
Psa. 85•  (Psa. 85)
Num. 16:1,32• 1Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men:
32And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.
(Num. 16:1,32)
Num. 26:11• 11Notwithstanding the children of Korah died not. (Num. 26:11)
1 Chron. 6:33‑37• 33And these are they that waited with their children. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman a singer, the son of Joel, the son of Shemuel,
34The son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Toah,
35The son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai,
36The son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah,
37The son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah,
(1 Chron. 6:33‑37)
1 Chron. 25:1‑5• 1Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was:
2Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which prophesied according to the order of the king.
3Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp, to give thanks and to praise the Lord.
4Of Heman: the sons of Heman; Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth:
5All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.
(1 Chron. 25:1‑5)
Heb. brayeth.
so panteth.

J. N. Darby Translation

To the chief Musician. An instruction; ofa the sons of Korah. As the hart panteth after the water-brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

JND Translation Notes

Or "for"; and so Ps. 44, etc.